Chick Corea – Rendezvous in New York (2003) [2x SACD] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Chick Corea – Rendezvous in New York (2003) [2x SACD]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 125:21 minutes | 7,7 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 125:02 mins | 2,29 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Full Artwork – 539 MB

Recorded at The Blue Note, New York, New York in December 2001. This album is destined to be ranked as one of the great live jazz concert albums of all time, right up there with ‘Live at the Village Vanguard’ and ‘Waltz for Debbie’. Rendezvous in New York was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. “Matrix” won for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo. “Armando’s Rhumba” was nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists.

One of Chick Corea’s most ambitious projects was the recording of almost 60 hours of music with nine different groups over a three-week run at the Blue Note in December 2001; it must have been a challenge to choose the dozen performances for this two-CD set. The first disc begins with scat singer par excellence Bobby McFerrin joining the pianist to scat his way through three selections, including a stunning medley of an excerpt from Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” and Corea’s “Spain.” Bassist Miroslav Vitous and ageless drummer Roy Haynes provide the pulse to his extended work “Matrix.” Corea’s well-crafted tribute to Bud Powell, with Terence Blanchard and Joshua Redman in the front line, combines two of Powell’s greatest works, “Glass Enclosure” and “Tempus Fugit.” But Corea is at his most lyrical when old friend Gary Burton joins him to revisit the pianist’s masterpiece, the shimmering “Crystal Silence.” The second disc is also full of great music, though disc one clearly gets the edge, with the possible exception of the virtuoso duo piano interpretation with Gonzalo Rubalcaba of the same medley performed with McFerrin on the first CD. It is safe to say that no fan of Chick Corea will be disappointed with this wide-ranging compilation of live music, and it is also a great starting point for those not familiar with his voluminous works. Highly recommended.


CD1 #01. Armando’s Rhumba
CD1 #02. Blue Monk
CD1 #03. Concerto D’Aranjuez / Spain
CD1 #04. Matrix
CD1 #05. Glass Enclosure / Tempus Fugit
CD1 #06. Crystal Silence
CD1 #07. Bessie’s Blues
CD2 #01. Autumn Leaves
CD2 #02. Armando’s Tango
CD2 #03. Concerto D’Aranjuez / Spain
CD2 #04. Lifeline
CD2 #05. Quartet No.2 Part 1



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